The Muscogee County School District has fired the bus driver who left an elementary school student unattended on a bus last week.
In a news release Tuesday, MCSD said officials in the district’s transportation department and human resources division investigated the Sept. 26 incident and concluded that the driver failed to conduct a walk-through inspection to ensure all students were off the bus before ending the route. MCSD policy and Georgia Department of Transportation training require the walk-through inspection, according to the news release.
“While no harm came to the child, this could have been a dangerous situation under different circumstances,” the news release says. “The driver in question is no longer employed by the School District. This critical safety procedure will be reemphasized with all bus drivers to ensure 100% compliance.
“Muscogee County School District will continue to do all it can to ensure the safety and well-being of the children it is privileged to transport to and from school. All measures will be put in place to avoid this occurring in the future.”
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MCSD hasn’t disclosed the driver’s name or the school the student attends.